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Returning the power to your security teams with threat hunting

As more advanced attack techniques and tools become more accessible in the cyber criminal community, companies are increasingly turning to a more proactive approach to security. An important part of this approach is looking for evidence of potential threats which may already be in their systems.

Implementing an incident response (IR) plan is a great place to start, but is too reactive – by the time you are notified of a breach, it could be too late. Likewise, organisation have now realised that waiting for antivirus and other security solutions to alert them of unusual activity is not a good enough approach for detecting sophisticated and stealthy adversary. 

Instead, organisations can combine an IR plan and traditional AV defences with more proactive techniques such as threat hunting to give organisations the best chance to avoid cyber criminals gaining access to their IT environment. Threat hunting enables security teams to confidently answer the

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Man indicted for cyber-stalking doctor: Hunting Valley police blotter


 

HUNTING VALLEY, Ohio — Violation of civil stalking protection order, harassing communications, menacing by stalking; Cedar Road: A Beavercreek man, 69, was indicted this month on charges that he continued to harass his former doctor the day after a judge extended a civil stalking protection order for another five years.

A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge noted in a Nov. 17 ruling the suspect had made numerous and nearly continuous postings on a variety of websites relating to a surgical procedure performed over a decade ago, and had since become a patient advocate.

But this case centered on six emails over the summer that included references to both death and punishment of doctors. This raised enough concern on the part of the doctor, a Hunting Valley resident, to call police and hire an attorney to file a

Read more at: http://www.cleveland.com/chagrin-valley/index.ssf/2017/12/man_indicted_for_cyber-stalkin.html

Threat hunting becomes critical to defeating cyber crime

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Security company McAfee is using this week’s Black Hat conference to release a new report examining the role of cyber threat hunting and the evolution of the security operations center (SOC).

Among its findings are that on average, 71 percent of the most advanced SOCs closed incident investigations in less than a week and 37 percent closed threat investigations in less than 24 hours.

Novice threat hunters only determine the cause of 20 percent of attacks, compared to leading hunters who are able to verify 90 percent. Threat hunters in more mature SOCs spend 50 percent more time on actual threat hunting, partly because these teams are two times more likely to automate parts of the attack investigation process.

“Organizations must design a plan knowing they will be attacked by cybercriminals,” says Raja Patel, vice president and general manager of corporate security

Read more at: https://betanews.com/2017/07/26/threat-hunting-cyber-crime/

Security Experts to Share Lessons Learned Hunting Advanced Cyber Criminals

SAN ANTONIO, March 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — With the number of cyber incidents and data breaches skyrocketing, more security professionals are turning to proactively hunting for network attackers to identify and mitigate threats sooner. Delta Risk LLC, a global provider of cyber security and risk management services, announced today that it will host a live webinar on this topic, “Case Study: Six Lessons Learned Hunting Advanced Cyber Criminals,” on Thursday, March 16, at 3:00 PM ET.

Chris Hendricks, Vice President of Security Operations Services, Delta Risk, and Andrew Cook, Manager, ActiveResponse, Delta Risk, will be the presenters. Based on their experiences from a recent hunt engagement, they will explore how it feels to

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Security Experts to Share Lessons Learned Hunting Advanced …

SAN ANTONIO, March 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — With the number of cyber incidents and data breaches skyrocketing, more security professionals are turning to proactively hunting for network attackers to identify and mitigate threats sooner. Delta Risk LLC, a global provider of cyber security and risk management services, announced today that it will host a live webinar on this topic, “Case Study: Six Lessons Learned Hunting Advanced Cyber Criminals,” on Thursday, March 16, at 3:00 PM ET.

Chris Hendricks, Vice President of Security Operations Services, Delta Risk, and Andrew Cook, Manager, ActiveResponse, Delta Risk, will be the presenters. Based on their experiences from a recent hunt engagement, they will explore how it feels to

Read more at: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/security-experts-share-lessons-learned-143700026.html

Security Experts to Share Lessons Learned Hunting Advanced Cyber Criminals

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